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3 Ways to Stay Safe As We Get Back to Normal

America is starting to reopen, but that doesn’t mean the threat of the coronavirus is gone. While we can all be thankful for looser social distancing measures, it’s still important to think about safety. Here are 3 ways to stay safe as we get back to normal. How Are You Traveling? Riding on a bus [...]

2020-08-07T20:36:32+00:00August 7th, 2020|Lifestyle|

Consider Volunteering in Retirement

Some look forward to retirement as a time to relax, free of the responsibilities of work. And while this might be enjoyable at first, some retirees might eventually feel that a lack of purpose and social connections does not make for the best possible retirement. Rather than just retiring from something, it can be a good idea [...]

2020-07-31T23:47:14+00:00July 31st, 2020|Lifestyle, Giving Back|

Technology and Human Interaction Play Important Roles in Retirement Planning

Bill Gates once said “technology is just a tool.” He was right, but maybe even he didn’t see just how effective that tool was going to be. Sometimes it feels like modern technology has transformed everything, to the point where the world you grew up in has nothing in common with the world today. These [...]

2020-07-03T16:46:03+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Retirement Planning, Lifestyle|

Planning is the Key to Your Retirement Masterpiece

We all have retirement dreams and personal goals. For some of us, that means biking across Europe, or hang-gliding off the coast of Morocco. But for others, the ideal retirement may be more of an inward journey. There are plenty of closet artists, writers, and musicians out there who can’t wait to leave the daily [...]

2020-06-05T19:03:21+00:00June 5th, 2020|Lifestyle, Retirement Planning|

What Makes a Blue Zone Special?

Have you heard of “Blue Zones”? No, they’re not places where everyone is a Democrat. They’re places in the world where there is an unusually high number of people living into their 90’s and even 100’s. Specifically, these people are relatively healthy in their old age. These populations are known for having lower instances of [...]

2020-05-29T22:32:53+00:00May 29th, 2020|Lifestyle|

“Never Bet Against America”

Although we're living in an unprecedented time, it’s not the first time that America has seen a crisis. It’s important to remember that when people talk about recovery, it's a question of "when" not "if." America has gone through numerous wars and hardships and always come out stronger. This Memorial Day, many of us won’t [...]

2020-05-22T22:06:12+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Economy, Lifestyle|

3 Tips for Staying Put in Retirement

It’s easy to fall into the trap of following a script when it comes to retirement, especially if you’re unsure of how to create your own plan. This “script” can dictate a retirement age, lifestyle, and even important financial decisions. For example, many people assume that they should downsize in retirement, or even move to [...]

2020-05-15T21:20:49+00:00May 15th, 2020|Lifestyle, Retirement|

Things to Consider Before Moving in Retirement

Where you live can be the biggest factor in your retirement plan, both in terms of finances and quality of life. There are many aspects of moving to consider, from accessibility to good healthcare, to proximity to family. Considering your goals, needs, and what really makes you happy can be the best way to decide [...]

2020-05-08T16:20:19+00:00May 8th, 2020|Lifestyle, Retirement|